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03/18/2015
 Notes are an essential part of any student’s life; they are what helps them study and reminds them of the lessons they’ve learned. However, in order for notes to accomplish their purpose of helping you reinforce your knowledge, they need to be effectively taken. With this in mind, this post will go over a few tips you can follow if you want to improve your note taking skills.

How to Improve Your Notes

Work on Organization and Cleanliness

Good notes are organized and cleaned notes. This is why you need a notebook for each subject so you don’t mix your notes. You can also write the date and a title on each page so you can find your notes more easily. Likewise, avoid doodles, mistakes and dirt, as these can be distracting.

Write Well

It goes without saying that notes are only good if you can actually comprehend what you wrote down. To this end, try your best to write in legible penmanship and to structure understandable sentences that won’t leave you guessing what you meant when you wrote them.

Have a System

It is important to keep a steady pace as you take notes so you don’t fall behind in class. To help you out with this, you can create a system in which you only note the main ideas of what the teacher is saying. You can also use common abbreviations to save time.

Accentuate Important Information

More likely than not, there will be certain information that needs to stand out in your notes due to their importance (for example, dates, names, and formulas). For these cases, use bright pen colors, highlighters, or even sticky notes to emphasize them.

Proofread and Clear

Again, you want to make sure that your notes make sense and that they will actually help you study, so once you’re done taking them, proofread what you just wrote. You can also use this time to clear up anything you didn’t understand fully or that you missed in your notes.

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